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Strawberries galore at Michaud

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day.

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day. Medical diagnostic centr.

Anyone from Central New York knows early summer means the strawberry harvest – and all that goes with it!

Among residents at Michaud Health Services in Fulton, the tradition of cleaning and preparing a batch of freshly picked strawberries is alive and well.

Recently folks gathered one morning to hull, cut and crush 20 quarts of tasty local berries, all destined for the centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social later that day.

Even though there was a lot of work to prepare the strawberries, the task was made easier by the companionship and camaraderie of the ladies gathered around the central table. And the anticipation of a delicious treat when done.

Mary B. Phares, registered nurse at Crouse and A.L. Lee hospitals

Mary B. Phares, of Fulton, died at her home on Saturday, June 28 of natural causes.

She and her twin sister, Ann, were born in Utica on June 16, 1918, the daughters of the late Graham and Carrie Fuller Bushell, and moved to Fulton when they were two years old where each was a lifelong resident.

Mary is survived by her son, David Phares of Sharon, MA and grand-daughters, Erin Phares of East Boston, MA and Maura Phares of Mansfield, MA; a niece, Sharon Irwin of Martville; a grandniece, Cheryl Horning and grandnephew, Richard Burdick.

She was predeceased by her husband, Homer Phares, in 1974 and by her twin sister, Ann Foster, in 2012.

Mary was a graduate of Fulton High School and became a registered nurse at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton and at Nestle Company in Fulton.

Mary can trace her ancestry on her mother’s side (Fuller) of the family to the Pilgrims. She was an active member of the Volney and Granby Senior Citizens and Fulton Women’s Club.

Calling hours were Wednesday, July 2 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at the First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton with burial in Mt. Adnah Cemetery in fulton.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the First United Church of Fulton.